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Make a Difference
At Après, we believe in creating a better world around us through our passion for food. We live to serve our customers and society by investing in organizations that provide access to food, work and education for those less fortunate in our world.
We are partnering with Thrive for Good, a charity in Canada and
the US, to help raise funds for refugees in Dzaleka Refugee
Camp in Malawi.
After 10 years of support, the United Nations World Food Program recently stopped all food supply to this 55,000-person refugee camp in Malawi, as they have run out of food to give.
Thrive for Good is partnering with the International Association for Refugees to start 5-day demonstration workshops to train and empower the refugee communities to build life-giving gardens.
For every product purchased Après will be donating $5 CAD towards this project to help these families and communities that need nutritious food now more than ever.
We could use your help to meet our fundraising goal of $10,000.
Simply make your contribution, select your preferred wish, and we'll send you regular updates on the impact you are creating in Malawi!
You will automatically receive a tax receipt from Thrive for Good for your contribution.
Thank you for empowering refugees with the training and simple tools they need to grow an abundance of healthy, organic, disease-fighting foods for life.
Your Donation Dollars are Going Far!
With knowledge, simple tools, and starter seeds, people who can't afford to buy healthy food can grow their own - almost anywhere in the world. It costs $15 per person to produce nutrient-dense, life-giving foods and proven natural medicines and provide a sustainable source of potential income generation.
Renewing the Earth
Hidden Hunger is Everywhere
The biggest health challenge today is unequal access to nutrition. 2 billion people - including 1 in 3 children - aren't getting enough micronutrients to reach their full potential and fight disease.
It shows up in wealthy countries where packaged and fast foods are cheaper than fresh fruits and vegetables.
It happens mostly in poor countries, where the priority is to get food in bellies, and "nutrition" means meal after meal of processed, white grains and corn. Because even among farming families in the world’s poorest countries, people aren’t growing nutrient-dense foods.
But developing brains and bodies are hungry for micronutrients. Without real nutrition, children never get a fair chance. They can't thrive, and their immunity isn't strong enough to fight infection. In fact, 45% of deaths in children under the age of 5 are related to poor nutrition.
Hidden hunger keeps people from improving their own lives. It causes kids to miss school. It keeps adults from work when they're chronically ill. And it orphans too many children.
The diseases caused by hidden hunger cost the poor too much to treat if they have access to healthcare at all. And the burden of disease from hidden hunger keeps the best work of charities from making enough impact. Because nutrition is a basic need and only when it's met can people thrive.
Until now, a nourishing, whole foods diet has seemed out of reach for the poor. That's because we've come to see food as a cost and healthy food as a luxury.
But through Life Gardens, communities including refugees, prisons, schools, HIV groups and churches can grow health. Thrive trains and equips people to grow an abundance of healthy, organic, disease-fighting foods and medicinal plants.
These projects are called Life Gardens because growing health is the first step to a thriving life.
The Thrive model works anywhere there are:
- 100 square feet of soil (the size of a standard living room)
- 6 hours of daily sunlight
- Scarce rainfall (500 mm / 20 inches a year)
It's based on the best organic growing methods, nutritional research and an education-first approach.
Thrive is a worldwide not-for-profit based in North America operating out of East Africa, South Africa and India, putting nutritional security - not just food security - in the hands of the poor so they can improve their lives.
Thrive empowers the poor to be self-sufficient, starting with nutrition. When people can take health into their own hands, they have new dignity and pride. Nutritional security also gives them hope for a better future without the constant burden of disease.
Vision & Mission
By 2025, Thrive will empower 1 million people in the developing world to lead healthy and sustainable lives by training them to grow nutritious and income-generating whole foods.
When people have everything they need to grow healthy, disease-fighting foods, they have the foundation for reaching their fullest potential.
Each of the community "Life Gardens" is made up of approximately 40 garden beds (100sqft each). These bio-intensive nutrition-producing beds produce enough food to feed 1x person, each and every day, with healthy food.
Make a difference today and sponsor a garden bed and change a life.
A Life Garden empowers an impoverished community to be self-sufficient, starting with nutrition. When any person can take health into their own hands, they have new dignity and pride. Nutritional security also provides hope for a better future without the constant burden of disease.
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